Category Archives: General Motors

Open Compute and the enterprise datacenter

Lulea's Open Connect serversGeneral Motors’ decision to bring its datacenters back in-house after decades of outsourcing to its spin-off EDS (now part of HP) is indicative of a sea-change in the computing strategies of large enterprises triggered by the rise of cloud connectivity and smart devices. GM’s two new mega datacenters will each house 10,000 or more low-cost servers, reports GigaOm, which are required to service “the explosion of on-board vehicle electronics coupled with GM’s unique need for reliability” (Pro subscription required for full report).